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Some Bits Of Advice About Public Speaking - CocoaHeads NL, January 2018

Some Bits Of Advice About Public Speaking - CocoaHeads NL, January 2018

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZD4cqphJuk

A talk about putting together talks, because it's about time I got meta.

In this talk I cover:
- Picking a topic
- Finding someplace to talk
- Picking your poison when it comes to slide making tools
- Actually constructing your talk

Ellen Shapiro

January 24, 2018
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  1. SOME BITS OF ADVICE ABOUT
    PUBLIC SPEAKING
    COCOAHEADS NL | AMSTERDAM I JANUARY 2018
    @DESIGNATEDNERD | BAKKENBAECK.COM | JUSTHUM.COM

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  2. WHY LISTEN TO ME?

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  3. SHAMELESS
    ! PLUG!

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  4. WHERE TO START?

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  5. SELECTING A SUBJECT

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  6. ARE YOU PROUD OF
    SOMETHING YOU DID?

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  7. DO YOU WANT TO
    WARN OTHERS
    NOT TO DO THE THING YOU DID?

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  8. ARE YOU INTERESTED
    IN A NEW THING?

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  9. YOU DO NOT
    NEED TO BE AN EXPERT

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  10. YOU DO NOT
    NEED TO BE AN EXPERT...YET

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  11. FINDING SOMEPLACE TO TALK

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  12. PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS
    > Department meetings

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  13. PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS
    > Department meetings
    > Company meetings

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  14. PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS
    > Department meetings
    > Company meetings
    > Local meetups

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  15. PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS
    > Department meetings
    > Company meetings
    > Local meetups
    > Local conferences

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  16. PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS
    > Department meetings
    > Company meetings
    > Local meetups
    > Local conferences
    > Calls For Proposals

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  17. WORK YOUR WAY UP
    TO LARGER AUDIENCES

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  18. CREATING
    A PRESENTATION

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  19. WITH WHAT
    SHALL I BUILD IT?

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  20. SLIDE DECK TOOLS
    > Powerpoint (Graphical)

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  21. SLIDE DECK TOOLS
    > Powerpoint (Graphical)
    > Keynote (Graphical, Mac only)

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  22. SLIDE DECK TOOLS
    > Powerpoint (Graphical)
    > Keynote (Graphical, Mac only)
    > Google Slides (Graphical, Cloud Only)

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  23. SLIDE DECK TOOLS
    > Powerpoint (Graphical)
    > Keynote (Graphical, Mac only)
    > Google Slides (Graphical, Cloud Only)
    > Deckset (Markdown, Mac only)

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  24. SLIDE DECK TOOLS
    > Powerpoint (Graphical)
    > Keynote (Graphical, Mac only)
    > Google Slides (Graphical, Cloud Only)
    > Deckset (Markdown, Mac only)
    > Deck.js (HTML/CSS)

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  25. HOW SHALL I BUILD IT?

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  26. 1) MAKE AN OUTLINE

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  27. 1) MAKE AN OUTLINE
    (SERIOUSLY, I HATE IT TOO, BUT IT'S WORTH IT)

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  28. 2) ADD THE OUTLINE
    INTO YOUR SLIDES

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  29. 3) DE-CLUTTER YOUR SLIDES

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  30. When you have a wall of text on the screen,
    it becomes almost impossible to read what the
    hell you're trying to say because it's so tiny
    and so dense. Especially if you're going
    through slides quickly, this could say
    anything purple monkey dishwasher and
    nobody would really be able to understand
    or grasp what was happening

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  31. SPEAKER NOTES EXIST
    FOR A REASON

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  32. 4) DECIDE HOW TIGHTLY
    TO SCRIPT YOUR PRESENTATION

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  33. BULLET POINTS
    > Pro: More eye contact with the audience

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  34. BULLET POINTS
    > Pro: More eye contact with the audience
    > Pro: No monotonous reading

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  35. BULLET POINTS
    > Pro: More eye contact with the audience
    > Pro: No monotonous reading
    > Con: Real easy to leave things out

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  36. BULLET POINTS
    > Pro: More eye contact with the audience
    > Pro: No monotonous reading
    > Con: Real easy to leave things out
    > Con: Real easy to get out of order

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  37. ACTUAL SCRIPT
    > Pro: You're not going to forget anything

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  38. ACTUAL SCRIPT
    > Pro: You're not going to forget anything
    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order

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  39. ACTUAL SCRIPT
    > Pro: You're not going to forget anything
    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order
    > Con: Hard to adjust on the fly

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  40. ACTUAL SCRIPT
    > Pro: You're not going to forget anything
    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order
    > Con: Hard to adjust on the fly
    > Con: Can get very monotonous or sound
    over rehearsed

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  41. ACTUAL SCRIPT
    > Pro: You're not going to forget anything
    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order
    > Con: Hard to adjust on the fly
    > Con: Can get very monotonous or sound
    over rehearsed
    > Pro: Less Cursing

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  42. FIGURE OUT WHAT
    WORKS BEST FOR YOU

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  43. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE
    > You don't need to be an expert to talk
    about something

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  44. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE
    > You don't need to be an expert to talk
    about something
    > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity

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  45. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE
    > You don't need to be an expert to talk
    about something
    > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity
    > Start small, work your way up in difficulty

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  46. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE
    > You don't need to be an expert to talk
    about something
    > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity
    > Start small, work your way up in difficulty
    > Find the tools/techniques that work best
    for you

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  47. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE
    > You don't need to be an expert to talk
    about something
    > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity
    > Start small, work your way up in difficulty
    > Find the tools/techniques that work best
    for you
    > Practice. You'll get better.

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  48. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE
    > You don't need to be an expert to talk
    about something
    > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity
    > Start small, work your way up in difficulty
    > Find the tools/techniques that work best
    for you
    > Practice. You'll get better.
    > Repeat most important takeaways at the end

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